2018 College and Campus Central
Events, tours and presentations by UA experts during Homecoming week.
Monday, Oct. 22-Saturday, Oct. 27:
Exhibit — 1968 in America
Special Collections, 1510 E. University Blvd., next to the Main Library
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
This exhibit takes us back to 1968, telling a compelling story through materials archived at Special Collections. Visitors will learn and remember what was happening on the UA campus, in the Tucson community, and around the world in academia, politics, music, art, and pop culture 50 years ago. Free and open to the public.
Curator-led Mini-Tour of the exhibit available at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m on Friday, October 26.
Join us for a free curator-led introduction and overview of the 1968 in America exhibit. Talk with the subject matter experts who curated the exhibit. Each mini-tour will run approximately 15 minutes and the exhibit will be open for viewing following the tour. Space is limited.
To RSVP for a mini-tour or for questions, contact Kathy McCarthy firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-626-8332.
Make a gift to support Special Collections here.
Wednesday, Oct. 24
Public Art Tour
Museum of Art Building lobby, 1031 N. Olive Rd.
Oct. 24, 10 a.m.
Our campus public art collection includes over 40 indoor and outdoor sculptures, artworks and innovative public spaces which enliven campus life for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Abstract art, tile mosaics, memorials, and, of course, wildcats, weave a visual history of our unique culture, civic engagement and creative ideas. Join museum docents for a walking tour of the public art collection on campus.
To RSVP and with questions, contact Willa Ahlschwede email@example.com or 520-621-7110.
Make a gift to support the Arizona Museum of Art here.
Friday, Oct. 26:
Transparency & Trust: How Openness in Government and Diplomacy Advances Democracy
UA Student Union, Sonora Room, 1303 E. University Blvd.
Oct. 26, 10 a.m.
Mirror Lab Tour at Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab
527 National Championship Dr. (east side of the football stadium)
Oct. 26 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
This tour provides a unique opportunity to see and learn how innovative engineering and optical technology melds with manufacturing techniques to produce the largest and most advanced giant teleschope mirrors in the world. The University of Arizona College of Science is ranked No. 1 among observational, theoretical and space astronomy programs in the U.S. Come see why! Tours are 60 minutes in length and include ascending and descending stairs.
RSVP by Oct. 24 to Cathi Duncan firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-626-8792.
Make a gift to support the Mirror Lab here.
Family and Consumer Sciences Council of Alumni and Friends Homecoming Awards Ceremony and Luncheon
Student Union Memorial Center Kiva Room and Union Gallery, 1303 E University Blvd.
Oct. 26, 10:15 a.m.
New Start 50th Anniversary Celebration
Environment and Natural Sciences 2 Building ( ENR2) Courtyard, 1064 E. Lowell Street
Oct. 26, Time 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Homecoming Wine Harvest Reception
College of Education west patio, 1430 E. 2nd St.
Oct. 26, 5:30 p.m.
RSVP by Oct. 18 to email@example.com.
For questions contact Lee O’Rourke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
College of Medicine - Tucson, Reunion Dinner
Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa - Catalina Ballroom, 245 E Ina Road.
Oct. 26, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 27:
Library Innovation Breakfast
Science-Engineering Library, 744 N. Highland Ave.
Oct. 27, 9 a.m.
Enjoy breakfast and explore technologies like virtual reality that change how we learn and teach. UA Libraries dean, Shan Sutton, will present a talk about innovations introduced by the Grateful Dead and how a “maker” mindset inspires the reinvention of UA Libraries as a student innovation hub. Maggie Melo ’18 will be presented with the Top Library Cat Award. All alumni classes and Homecoming visitors are invited to attend at no charge.
RSVP by Oct. 24 to Maggie Verebelyi email@example.com or 520-621-5079.
Make a gift to support UA Libriaries here.
The Future of Honors
Slonaker House, 1027 E Second St.
Oct. 27, 10 a.m.
The Honors College will be hosting tours of its future home, the Honors Village. This state-of-the-art facility will comprise housing, classrooms, dining, faculty/staff offices, study space, social lounges and will be adjacent to a recreation and wellness center. Participants need to be able to navigate a construction site.
Make a gift to support The Honors College here.
ASTRO 101 for Alumni
Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium, 1601 E. University Blvd.
Oct. 27, 11 a.m.
Do you have fond memories of the astronomy course you took in college? Would you like to go back to school just one more time? Experience first-hand how we teach introductory astronomy to today’s students using the digital full-dome planetarium projector. The topic of the lecture will be “Space is Wildcat Country.” We will also discuss the nature of black holes and how to find so-called “extrasolar” planets. There is a $3 admission charge.
Tickets will be available for purchase online September 1 - Link coming soon!
For questions: contact Rosie Mankel-Stofelano at firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-621-4516.
Make a gift to support Flandrau here.